01/17/2017 2:25PM

Afleet Express standing stud in Korea

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Barbara D. Livingston
Afleet Express stood at Gainesway in Kentucky, before being exported to Korea.

Grade 1 winner Afleet Express has been sold to stand in Korea, where he will continue his stud career.

The 10-year-old son of Afleet Alex previously resided at Gainesway in Lexington, Ky., where he debuted at stud in 2011, and was advertised last year for a fee of $2,500. According to Korean Racing Authority records, the stallion was imported on Jan. 11.

Afleet Express has sired four crops of racing age, with 31 winners and combined progeny earnings of more than $1.8 million.

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The stallion has already established a foothold in the Korean program with Bold Kings, who was the country’s champion imported 3-year-old colt of 2015 and won that year’s Group 1 Grand Prix Stakes.

Domestically, his runners are led by Grade 3 winner Diva Express and stakes winners Boot Legger, Co Ferment, and Afleetasha.

Afleet Express won 4 of 7 starts for earnings of $835,140. His 3-year-old campaign in 2010 was highlighted by victories in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes and the Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes, along with a third-place effort in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes.

Bred in Kentucky by the McMillin Brothers and James Devaney, Afleet Express is out of the stakes-placed Distant View mare Expanse, whose five winners from six runners also include Grade 1 winner Embellish the Lace and Grade 2-placed multiple stakes winner Reporting for Duty.

Grade 1 winner Materiality and Grade 2 winners Eye of the Tiger and My Miss Sophia are in the extended family.